Crescent Electric Supply Retains Hanold Associates for CHRO Search

Crescent Electric


Crescent Electric Supply has retained Hanold Associates for their Chief Human Resources Officer search. Keri Gavin, Katie Wolf and Sandra Peña are leading the search for this role based in East Dubuque, IL.

Reporting to Crescent Electric Supply Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Martin “Marty” Burbridge, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is a close strategic partner to the leadership team to drive a collaborative, performance-driven and customer-centric culture across the organization. Serving on the Executive Committee and the Senior Staff, the CHRO will play a key role in establishing and strengthening a more sophisticated HR function and will be tasked with upgrading the function’s ability to support the growing and changing needs of an evolving business. This person will be responsible for the company’s human resources function including recruitment, succession planning, compensation, benefits, payroll, training, organizational development, employee policies, employee relations and compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the largest independent distributors of electrical hardware and supplies in the U.S. Based in East Dubuque, Illinois, Crescent Electric has 150 locations in 29 states; serving contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) needs of commercial, industrial, institutional and utility customers nationwide. In addition to the Crescent Electric brand, customers are served by BA Supply in Missouri, Interstate Electric Supply in Idaho and Oregon, Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio, Womack Electric Supply in Virginia and North Carolina, and Stoneway Electric in Washington and Idaho. 2017 revenues were approximately $1.2B.

Crescent Electric stocks lighting, distribution equipment, automation products and general electrical supplies. They also carry all related construction materials, a complete range of industrial automation products and a huge selection of data communications and networking equipment. These products and materials are stocked locally, and all Crescent Electric locations have real-time access to the entire national inventory. Customers can visit any of their 150 locations or use their website to choose from more than 200,000 products online and draw from the company’s system-wide inventory of more than $150 million.

As they near their first full century of service to the industry, Crescent Electric holds fast to the principles that have guided their growth since Titus B. Schmid founded the company in 1919. Customers stay with this family-owned company year after year, decade after decade, because of their unmatched service, flexibility, local inventory and the time-tested business values that have always been the foundation of their business.